Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Herstyler~ Curling Iron and Straightener Review

 This holiday season I came home with a Herstyler [site link] Colorful Season hair tool set which came with a hair straightener, travel size hair straightener and curling wand~

As all my previous hair tools were pretty standard devices from my local Target or Wal-mart, they were just basic items... Nothing like the set I allowed myself to splurge on which costs $355 [but does come with a decrease on the price]
[[ Note that it's PINK~ and it's not like a cheap pink, it's really high quality light pink]]


 Starting with the hair straightener, which is a 1.5 inch ceramic plate and adjustable heat temperature [240°C/460°F - 120°C/200°F] It also has a rotating cable so you won't get your cord all tangled up, also the cord is really long, like a bit over a meter~ 
 So far the plates haven't browned but I hear that ceramic plates do that because it's burned product like hairspray;; [so you just wipe that down with a damp cloth]
Unlike my last hair straightener I don't smell a burning smell when I straighten my hair but oddly after I straighten my hair, my hair feels slightly damp.. My hair didn't even feel dry at the tips like it usually does, it left no weird indentations where I straightened my hair mid shaft. On another happy note it takes under a minute for the device to be fully heated and the heat seems to be spread evenly across the plates.
The straightener is very light and the plates are kind of on a spring and have a bit of give so it won't pull your hair but it's very smooth going through mine, but my hair is just slightly wavy and pretty smooth already;;~

[On another note, it's even shaped in a way that you can use it to curl your hair, but I'm still struggling with doing it correctly]

I've also noticed that my hair didn't frizz up at all after I straightened it, and it stayed straight until I washed my hair.

I would say that this straighter would be good even for a beginner to hair straightening, everything is to the point and it's a very good quality straightener


 Left side, my normal hair~ Right side, straightened hair
Super straight hair~~

The mini straightener, is pretty cute too~ It is exactly like the big one but it's temperature isn't adjustable~ I like to use it on my fringe!

Next, comes the curling wand which does come with a heat protected glove but I don't use it.
The wand doesn't have an adjustable temperature, only an on and off switch~
 Like the straightener, it's cord is also on a rotating base so no tangled mess. Same as the other one, the cord is just over a meter in length.

I really love this wand, it's always been my intention to get a wand to curl my hair because there's no clamp to leave indentations in your curls and curls done by want are more springy and less pressed looking. Now, since you have to wrap your hair around the barrel, there is always a chance you can accidentally burn yourself and I've done so too many times to count now; But you can always use the glove to help protect your hand~
The wand gets really hot and sometimes the handle can get kind of warm too. Like the straightener the device heats up very quickly and the heat is evenly distributed along the rod.
Also I like how it tapers near the end of the barrel [it goes from 2.5"- 1.8"] so you can have different sized curls from ringlettes to beachy waves and you can avoid curling the tips of your hair to save more damage to your hair~ And the wand is long enough to wrap long hair completely around it, and my hair is roughly 23 inches in length...
Also since the wand is really hot it only takes 5-8 seconds for a section of hair to be completely curled..

Thank goodness it's really light too because since it's a wand and I'm using both of my hands my arms get pretty tired by the time I'm done with curling my whole head...

Uhm, if you are a beginner with curling your hair, please use the gloved provided and practice... A Hair wand does require some experimenting to get the technique down pat...
 Pretty curls~


So, is the high price worth it. Yes. If you are sure you want to invest in a good hair tool set, I will highly recommend it...
But it's not a 'must have' set, where I will tell you that it will change your world... I was fine with my basic hair tools but once I did start using the quality tools I can tell the difference and my hair has been staying less damaged too...
It's a good purchase though and I love it.. Even more so because it's pink.
[Did I mention they also come in different patterns like leopard, zebra, giraffe, 'tattoo' and other solid colours, so that's pretty fun]
 I'm really in love with the hair wand though~ the curls stay in my usually uncurlable asian hair for days until I wash them out. So impressed..

Yeah~

<3CarisseIris


41 comments:

  1. <3 love how it makes curls in your hair.

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  2. I've never heard of HerStyler before. Checked out the site. Those items are pretty expensive. I do like the mini straightener though. It's cute. Oh, and if you ever figure out how to curl your hair with the straightener, please share your technique :)

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    1. Yeah, it's better to buy in person and I know someone that works at the kiosk so I got a really good deal on it;;
      But yeah, if I figure it out I will tell you~

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  3. I love how beautiful the pink color is XD It reminds me of Hello Kitty! Also, this post made me realized how much I need a smaller iron since I just straighten my bangs.

    As for the brown marks, be careful not to let them stay on the ceramic plate too much. My straightening iron had permanent stains because I was too much of a lazy butt to clean the burned residue XD

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    1. Hehe, seriously, the biggest selling point to me was that it's pink~
      But will do! Thanks so much for the tip!!

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  4. what is better on this hair straightner than ghd? o.o
    because ghd is much cheaper and everybody say this is the best one xD

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    1. I have nooo clue~ The only straightener I've had previous was this $7 one from target so this was like hair straightening from heaven in comparison, ahhha~ But if the consensus is ghd and it's cheaper I would honestly go with that...

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  5. The curly look is so pretty! I think the straighter is so so. The pink is awesome, too. I'm totally girly into pink >_>

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    1. Yeah, I barely straighten my hair as is, so all I really use/care about was/is the curler...

      Seriously anything to me in comparison to my cheapo, and I'm talking $7-$12 hair tools is like, amazing to me;;

      But hey, it's pink! Hahah! <3 <3 <3

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  6. Oh my that looks SO cute in pink! ^^ Looks like it does a good job too (although maybe it's just your talent in curling your hair) (:

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  7. I have long heavy hair and any curls doesnt stay more than 2 hours on my hair, does it really work and curls stay all day long or till you wash it? thank you ... btw nice hair ;)

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  8. great article, actually we had crated a video about 1.5 inch ceramic curling iron too

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  9. i used herstyler and is ok, I have Karmin curling wand and straightener now and I think its faster. have you used Karmin before?

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  11. I think it's a good product for me . Sometime i want curls hair and sometime straight . so i think i need this .
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  16. Beautiful blog and lovely hairstyle. Herstyler~ Curling Iron and Straightener is one of the best flat irons

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  17. hi, I'm just wondering what voltage is the mini straightener?

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